Topic: Update on Diagnosis and Therapy of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs/Cats
Recent advances in diagnosis and therapy of congestive heart failure in dogs and cats have significantly improved the quality of life and prognosis in affected animals. Dr. Stepien’s talks will cover diagnosis, staging and therapy of congestive heart failure in dogs and cats, including recent developments in pulmonary hypertension and use of biomarkers to diagnose and monitor heart disease. Case presentations of straightforward and complicated cases will be included.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Rebecca L. Stepien is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine. She subsequently completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York, NY, and a cardiology residency and Master’s degree at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Stepien has taught at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK and at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, and she has been a Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin - School of Veterinary Medicine since 1994. She is a past president of the Specialty of Cardiology in the American College of Veterinary Medicine, and is a recipient of the British Small Animal Veterinary Medical Association Bourgelat Award for outstanding contributions to the field of small animal practice. She currently serves as staff cardiologist and Chief of Small Animal Services at UW Veterinary Care in Madison, WI. Dr. Stepien’s research interests include myxomatous valve disease in whippets, systemic hypertension and therapy of congestive heart failure.
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